My dad’s from Indiana, but he moved down here during his early adolescence.
We rarely butt heads, and maybe he’s not so mad as he is sullen.
Basically, I told him that having a religious standpoint on this is fine because everyone is entitled to that, but there is a line involved there. My main point is to say that there are so many other issues that involve people dying or starving or any other number of atrocious things that the Christian community could focus on to cause real, positive change.
Also, the fact that people who are supporting Christian values are really just rallying behind a chicken sandwich. People who ardently believe in something shouldn’t place their faith in the symbol (i.e. Chik-Fil-A), but they should instead focus on the ideas and concepts.
Man has been corrupted by his symbols. Language has killed the animal.
We permit no one to enter our web of flesh where we have our home … We retreat more deeply into ourselves; with each advancing moment the self retreats from us.
What horror can be greater than an arm of monstrous dogs led by a human intelligence.
”—One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful lines in literature, receding into one of the most grimly heartbreaking visions of humanity. From Kenneth Patchen’s The Journal of Albion Moonlight, 1941. (via explore-blog)